Robin Winkler Clinic

Treating psychological and neuropsychological difficulties in the community

The Robin Winkler Clinic provides individual and group psychological treatment and neuropsychological assessment for people of all ages and backgrounds. The clinic is linked with the School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Western Australia. At the clinic, provisionally registered postgraduate students undergoing their training in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, carry out assessment and treatment under the expert supervision of experienced clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists.

The clinic also provides paediatric and adult neuropsychological assessments. Children and adults with known or suspected cognitive, attentional or learning difficulties resulting from trauma, disease or genetic conditions can be referred for a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment.

Assessments are conducted by postgraduate clinical neuropsychology trainees who are trained in understanding how the brain works and how it affects our behaviour, thinking and personality. A wide range of activities are used to assess an individual’s specific skills, including concentration, memory, language and problem solving, and level of academic functioning and their learning profile. Assessments can cover several activities such as answering questions, remembering certain information and writing things down.

A variety of group therapy programs for improving mental health and wellbeing are run throughout the year. The programs use the latest research in a supportive environment to help individuals overcome life challenges.

Learn more about the clinic’s services below, and in the Robyn Winkler Clinic Flyer [PDF, 1.6MB].

Psychological services

Psychological services are available through our Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology training program for adults and children with a wide range of difficulties. Some of the issues treated include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • grief
  • stress
  • sleep disturbances
  • anger
  • teen mood
  • kids anxiety
  • emotion regulation
  • BIIP (Blood, Injury, Injection Phobia)
  • other phobias 

Individual psychological treatment 

The first assessment sessions are one-and-a-half hours long, and follow up sessions are 50 minutes. If following assessment you and your therapist decide that the treatment offered at the clinic suits your needs, our therapy team will develop a treatment plan with the number of sessions tailored to meet your needs. Due to the limited availability of our clinicians, people generally attend individual therapy on a weekly basis for an average of 10 sessions. We are unable to offer fortnightly or monthly appointments.

If you are interested in our therapy service please email [email protected]. Our current waitlist time is between now - 3 months for children, teens and adults. The cost is $40 per session or $20 per session for full-time students/pensioners. 

Group psychological treatments

A variety of group therapy programs are run throughout the year covering topics and environments to help individuals overcome life challenges.

Mindfulness Group

Do you suffer from stress and anxiety?

Would you like to learn:

  • how to improve your awareness of your thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • how to be present
  • to just be?

In this group you will learn that Mindfulness is a technique that can help deal with emotional difficulties. There is abundant research supporting its positive effects on mental health and wellbeing. The Mindfulness Group is a group program that will help you understand the nature and purpose of mindfulness, develop a mindfulness routine, help you monitor your practice, and evaluate the effects of the techniques on your emotional functioning and wellbeing.

For more information please email: [email protected] or phone 6488 2644.

Mindfulness Group Flyer [PDF, 251 KB]

Manage my Emotions Group

Would you like to learn how to boost your mental health and wellbeing? Or be able to bounce back and cope when stressful things come your way?

Through this group you will develop some practical life skills aimed at boosting your mental health and building your resilience. 

Attending the program first requires an initial assessment to check that the program is right for you. This will occur several weeks before each group starts.

The Managing my Emotions (ME) Program is now accepting self-referrals for groups commencing in 2023. The ME Program 2023 will run in May and August, and there is no fee to attend.

Each group consists of eight weekly two-hour sessions and a follow up session. 

For more details and to apply, phone 6488 2644 or email [email protected].

ME Program Brochure [PDF, 457KB]

Cool Kids Anxiety Management Group

Does your child experience heightened levels of anxiety? Are they aged between 6 and 12 years? Would you like to learn some skills to help you and your child? If you answered yes, then the Cool Kids Anxiety Management Group may be of interest to you and your child.

The program we follow was first developed by Macquarie University, and has been shown in research to be an effective treatment for reducing anxiety in children. We will run the 2024 Cool Kids Anxiety Group in August.

The group consists of 10 weekly one and a half hour sessions on a Saturday morning, with sessions for both parent(s) and child held at the same time.

For more details phone 6488 2644 or email [email protected].

ADHD Sleep Intervention for Children

We are looking for families with children between 5 and 12 years old who have a diagnosis of ADHD and experience sleep difficulties to take part in a research project. 

This intervention will be delivered free of charge. You can choose between coming to the clinic at UWA, and being given free parking, or attending the sessions online.

If interested, please email [email protected].

Improve your Sleep Group

This group program will get you sleeping better and feeling more energised.

If you experience the below, then this program may be for you:

  • have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and/or waking too early
  • feel fatigued during the day
  • worry about your poor sleep
  • are experiencing low mood
  • are over 55 years old. 

Our 4 session sleep group uses the gold standard treatment for insomnia: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-Insomnia (CBT-I). We are currently running a study investigating how treatment of insomnia impacts mood.

You will be given a detailed manual to complement the group sessions.

In a supportive environment we cover: 

  • Sleep myths and facts
  • Creating your optimal sleep schedule to fall asleep faster and minimise night-time wakings
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Strategies to calm a busy mind and/or tense body
  • How to reduce worry about sleep
  • Stress management and maximising daytime energy

There are often 4-6 participants per group and the group is facilitated by closely supervised clinical psychology trainees at the Robin Winkler Clinic at UWA. Each group session is 2.5 hours in duration.

Your sleep, mood, and daytime function will be assessed before and after the program, including through the use of a sleep watch. Your progress will be followed up for 3 months after the 4 session program. 

For more details please email [email protected] or download the flyer.

Improve your Sleep [PDF, 205KB]

Other services and further information

Neuropsychological assessment

Appraisal of cognitive, learning, emotional and behavioural functioning based on performance across a wide range of cognitive, intellectual, academic, motor and sensory tasks. The cost of a neuropsychological assessment (including an initial interview and a feedback session) and report is $400, payable at the first session. Any additional sessions will be charged at $40 per visit.

The neuropsychological assessment does not involve a medical check-up, nor a psychiatric assessment. We do not conduct formal autism spectrum disorder assessments or assessments for legal purposes. 

The Adult Neuropsychology is accepting referrals for Specific Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Concussion, Brain Injuries, Epilepsy, Brain Cancer, Stroke, Neurodegenerative Conditions, Infections of the brain and spinal cord, and Genetic Disorders.

(We do not accept referrals for; diagnosis of ADHD, ASD, and cognitive concerns due to anxiety/depression only).

 Referral Guide for Neuropsychological Assessment [PDF, 302KB].


Please read the following information before referring:

Paediatric Neuropsychological assessment: Intake is closed since 25 July 2023; this has now been extended until July 2024 (06/02/2024). (The current wait time is around 10 months for referrals on our waitlist).


Adult Neuropsychological Assessment: Intake is open (The current wait time is around 6 to 8 months for referrals that are on our waitlist).


To find other clinical neuropsychologists visit:

Research projects

ABI:RECOVER - Acquired Brain Injury: Recovery, Engagement, and Community Outcomes Via Evidence-Based Rehabilitation

How do thinking skills such as memory influence our ability to make a simple cup of tea, or manage more complex tasks such as taking medications? We are seeking adults aged 18-70 to participate in a study looking at the relationship between thinking skills and everyday life functioning following a brain injury.

This study investigates a range of skills such as memory and problem solving, as well as looking at everyday functioning across a number of areas including accessing the broader community, work, study, and leisure activities. This research will hopefully allow for a better understanding of prognosis following brain injury in adults, as well as provide information as to what skills are most important for everyday functioning and in what areas of a person’s life.

This study is generously supported by Brightwater Care Group through the Brightwater Lyn Beazley Scholarship.

As part of this research, we are assessing both people with and without brain injuries. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in participating or would like more information, phone the Robin Winkler Clinic on (08) 6488 2644.

How to find us

The Robin Winkler Clinic is located on the first floor of the Third General Purpose Building (GP3) on 38 Myers Street, Crawley. See Map

Ticket parking is available on Myers Street and Parkway. From Myers Street, walk up the ramp (opposite No. 31) to the walkway between the Sanders Building and GP3. Enter through the glass door on the left.


Contact us if you feel we can assist you. We can then send you additional information and forms which need to be completed and sent back so we can arrange your first session.

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Mon, Wed and Fri 9am - 5pm Tues and Thurs 9am - 7pm